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Note: batch 5 and all subsequent batches are put into Red Wine Barrels (the batch number is printed on the label). All earlier batches were in White Wine Barrels and should not be rated here. Release 5 of Brainless on Cherries, has a new twist- we used Red Wine (cab and syrah) barrels for the second fermentation and aging as apposed to White Wine barrels. The result, dryer, lighter body, fruit shines thru and a bit of tannin and wood notes in the finish


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a murky medium cranberry red with a small (1 finger or less) pink fizzy head that quickly dissipated down to a thin puddle and small collar, but did produce some really nice sheets of lace. The aroma was of a mild bread malt and a musty Belgian yeast with strong notes of cherries, red wine, wood and a light hint of alcohol. The taste was sweetly tart and a tad acidic with a big note of cherries early on, with the finish being a bit winey with a woody alcohol finish. The flavor lingered for a really nice long time after the swallow, allowing for the fruity alcohol taste to grow as time went on. Mouthfeel was just above light in body with a very nice dry texture and a fizzy carbonation. Overall a delicious Strong Ale, with the taste of the cherries and cask pretty much masking the high ABV...


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mep3222 (792) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2015
I get nice woody, oaky aromas with vanilla and almost whiskey like. Taste is similar. I feel like there are whiskey flavors in there, but then can almost get the spicy red wine character as well. Cherry is an afterthought on this one. Does have almost a slight medicinal finish, but it is complex and a very nice beer overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1952) - - APR 20, 2015
Served on tap in a chalice glass Appearance – The beer is served red tinted golden color with a tiny bit of fizzy white foam. The head fades rather rapidly, leaving just a trace of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is strongest of some cherry smells as well as a little bit of biscuit and some yeast. Along with these smells are some aromas of grain and a oak and a little bit of a white wine smell. Taste – Upfront the taste is strongest drier cherry flavor mixed with a somewhat white wine and oaky taste. As the taste advances a little bit of a yeasty taste comes to the tongue, being accompanied by a little bit of fruity (mostly cherry) sweetness. The sweetness however is short lived and seems to fades as the taste moves on, all while a little bit of grass and some biscuit come to the tongue. With some more oak and a decent sum of booze coming at the very end one is left with a somewhat cherry wine-triple flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner side for the 5.7 % abv. of the brew with it containing a carbonation level that is rather average to a little bit lighter. Not bad for the triple style, although a little bit of a higher carbonation level may have been slightly more appropriate. Overall, it was an OK feel. Overall – A decent triple overall, but certainly not really worth the higher price tag you are likely to pay. Maybe give it a try, but don’t expect anything all that out of the ordinary for a triple.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
drjay44 (2890) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2015
651 ml. bottle. Release# 27. Den# 1553. 11% ABV. Pours a minimal, rapidly dispersing off white head, over a clear copper (SRM 17) body.....nose is slight cherry, light base malts, no hops.....taste is slightly sweet, with light cherry, minimal base malts, no hops, balance to the cherry......mouth feel, light of medium body, slightly harsh alcohol warmth present, fizzy carbonation. This particular bottle is a very light in all characteristics. The cherry, barrel, malts and hops are all relatively hidden. The result is almost as bad as the proverbial malt beverage made by the Industrial brewers. BJCP 6/2/10/4/5

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2753) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Everything is too tame in this. Very very ligt cherry with a light belgian ale background. No booze for such a strong beer. Cherry is so weak.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
seehaferb23 (56) - - MAR 18, 2015
This beer cost $10.50. It had a sweeter taste which definitely came from the cherries.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (1589) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2015
For abv and what they are doing I expected more. Not a ton of fruit comes through. Almost hot alcohol. Thin head average not my thing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Pours hazy red with small fizzy head out of bottle. Aroma of cherries and funkiness. Flavor of cherry, wine, and funky sour. Good beer overall but was hoping for it to be better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbfobes (2649) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Poured from bottle, pours a dark hazy amber red with an off white head and a little bit of lacing in the glass, the aroma has a bit of the cherries coming through with some of the red wine as well, not as pronounced as I was expecting, the flavor has a tart cherry front end with a dry finish and a little bit of oak showing.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (5322) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2015
Light unclear deep amber color with a small head. Cherries and some yeast in the aroma. Fine body and tad sweet. Moderate sournes/acidity. Soft carbonation. Oak, cherries and some yeast in the flavor. Decent nice ale. Well masked alcohol.
[Bottle from a trade with Perrin515]

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mintzmeet (317) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2015 Real malty cherry wine aroma. Many phases. Starts tasting like a smoke porter, ends sweet. Think it’s a Belgian. Not my fav


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